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The Daily Dispatch: September 16, 1862., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia — a proclamation. (search)
nd had cornfields swept away, cattle driven off, and were nearly ruined. Many who have taken the oath of allegiance threw open their houses and feted and feasted the rebel officers and soldiers, and evinced every token of delight. From Harper's Ferry — the Evacuation of Point of Rocks. The Philadelphia Inquirer contains the following letter: Harper's Ferry, Sept. 6th. All is not quiet upon the Potomac. Conflicting rumor, the proximity of the rebel forces, rebel raids, tht different points to show their hands, and last night four young men were arrested by Lieut. Lanais. of the 87th Ohio volunteers, who avowed that they were on the way to join the rebel army. One of them, Charles Carroll, was brought to Harper's Ferry and placed in the identical guard house in which John Brown was confined, and no doubt considers himself as great a martyr as the individual of "moldering in the grave" notoriety. The others were paroled, and will consequently have another o
From the army. Passengers who arrived by the Central train yesterday afternoon were singularly ignorant of matters connected with our forces on the North side of the Potomac. One or two parties stated that Jackson's corps moved on Wednesday in the direction of Hagerstown but further than this they knew nothing. They believed that he was going to Pennsylvania by way of Hagerstown. The Northern news we have published tells us as much as that. A gentleman with whom we conversed, from Winchester, states that it was reported in that town on Friday that a heavy column of our army had arrived at Williamsport, six miles south of Hagerstown. If there is any truth in this statement, it is doubtless the intention to clean out the Federal forces at Martinsburg and Harper's Ferry. The same gentleman says that the Federal force at these two points amounts to about 8,000.